International students come to the City University New York Graduate School of Journalism from all over the world: Japan, China, South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Russia, India. Their native languages are as diverse as their homelands and cultures. While all are already quite fluent, they share some common problems with English. So do many of their American classmates.

The English for Journalists blog addresses across-the-board problems — mainly in writing, but in speaking and presentation skills as well. Whether you’re uncertain which preposition to use, confused about nuances in word choice, or totally ignorant of a grammar point because you’ve never been taught it, this blog is for you.

Questions are welcome. Use the comments field, or send them to diane.nottle@journalism.cuny.edu.